Los Azrail son un grupo de tropas de élite veteranas que han formado parte de la guardia personal del Sultán (Jamdariyah). Cada vez que uno nuevo es elegido por el pueblo, parte de la antigua guardia es disuelta y organizada en la unida Azrail que se encarga de proteger la ruta de la Seda.
The Azra'il are veteran elite troops who have fallen into disgrace. The Jamdariyah, the Sultan's personal guard is renewed with each Sultan. Every time a new one is elected by the people, his head of security disbands the previous Jamdariyah. Some of the members stay on with the new Sultan, but those who are politically suspect cannot keep their old rank. This is why they are sent to the Azra'il Special Deterrent Group, where their talents can be used but where they can also be closely monitored. This unit is responsible for the safekeeping of the Silk Route outposts.